Examples Of Long Term Orientation

tamagotchiMy previous post on the cultural dimension Long Term Orientation had a lot of comments. Mainly on Social media. Since the concept of this dimension is often quite confusing for Westerns, I’d like to share a couple of examples of Long Term Orientation in this article.

Coming Up With Examples Of Long Term Orientation Is Difficult

Why is this so? In the discussions going on, on different Social Media Platforms, there were a lot of comments about the US being long term oriented (which they are not, compared to Indians, Chinese, Japanese etc; All of the discussion were from the US).

The Anglo Saxon reaction is typical for low scoring countries like the US (in other words being short term oriented): wanting to get to the “absolute answer” of this discussion. Read More

What Is Long Term Orientation?

Lets start with a definition of Long Term Orientation, so we’re all on the same page:

“A national culture attribute that emphasises the future, thrift and persistence.”

It’s likely that you can find more definition, but this one makes sense and is compact. The way this definition is phrased is from a relative high score on this dimension.

Why Is LTO So Difficult To Understand?

During a cultural awareness training, I hardly ever go over this dimension. Read More